Help for Hardgainers


N-Large3 provides a complete mass-gaining advantage to hardgainers and athletes looking to build serious size. The carefully selected blend of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids stack up to provide 600 muscle-building calories per serving to help even the hardest gainers build muscle. Of course, one would expect a substantial load of calories in a mass-supporting product, so the big question is, “What are some real reasons N-Large3 is so unique?”

For starters, it offers 60 grams of carbohydrates with only 3 grams of sugars. Here’s why that’s so important: sustained energy availability. You see, it would’ve been easy to formulate N-Large3 with a load of simple sugars. After all, they do offer plenty of calories. However, simple sugars tend to race into the bloodstream, which can promote a rapid spike in blood sugar. In turn, a dramatic plunge of blood sugar, called the “crash,” soon follows. And where does all that sugar go? A large portion of it is likely stored in fat tissue, not lean muscle.
Now, let’s connect the dots to another reason sustained energy availability is good for hardgainers: It provides a steady flow of glucose into the bloodstream. In turn, this offers a prolonged source of metabolic fuel. When the body’s metabolic needs are met through circulating glucose (and stored muscle glycogen), the potential for lean muscle catabolism is reduced. In layman-speak, a prolonged flow of glucose may support optimal glycogen synthesis and lean muscle preservation.

With this in mind, Prolab researchers opted for maltodextrin and fructose in the N-Large3 formula. Here’s where things get interesting. The small intestine, where nutrients are passed into the bloodstream, uses two distinct transporters to deliver carbohydrates into the bloodstream. Glucose transporters deliver glucose, and fructose transporters deliver fructose. Maltodextrin is a complex chain of glucose molecules that is quickly broken down. This provides an immediate stream of glucose into the bloodstream. Simultaneously, more energy is made available as fructose, which is more slowly digested, is moved into the bloodstream through the fructose transporters.

It is a recognized assumption that hardgainers tend to have metabolisms that work on overdrive. For this reason, Prolab offers an additional source of energy in the form of lipids. Now, before you throw your hands in the air and say, “I thought the whole point was to build muscle, not fat,” read on. A key lipid in this formula is medium-chain triglycerides. Because of their unique structure, MCTs are not transported and metabolized like regular fats. Instead, they pass directly through the small intestine and into the bloodstream, where they are readily converted into fuel by the liver. Here’s the real kicker: MCTs are absorbed almost as efficiently as carbohydrates but offer more than 200 percent more energy.
Prolab N-Large3 is a premium lean mass gainer backed by the latest, emerging scientific research.